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by ProPower engines
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stroke a 396?
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: Stroke a 396?

Its just being used for sentimental reasons :D I am going to get all the numbers off the block pad and make sure its not for some rare find. and I will mock up something 1st to make sure the block doesn't have to be clearanced massive cause if so I will probably just sell the block. I might go for ...
by ProPower engines
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Nitrided cams
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Nitrided cams

If you fix it then the cam company doesn't know it's a problem and will not address it, if everyone make the cam company replace them then they will be forced to address the issue. That is just the reason I did not want to fix it for my customer. Not only does it let the cam companies know there is...
by ProPower engines
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stroke a 396?
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: Stroke a 396?

I have a good 396 and 454 crank. I have a good set of 454 rods also. Then just get a set of pistons for the bore size you have and use the 454 crank and rods. Thats the cheapest way to get it done. The 396 and 454 rods are the same length at 6.135 so regardless you will need some pistons but to me ...
by ProPower engines
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Nitrided cams
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Nitrided cams

I would straighten it but if it snaps its on me. I did not order it for customer it was supplied by him. I just don't want to chance it on my dime. Better it be dealt with by customer much safer for me that way. Personally I have always chosen a quality cam over convenience and having to wait long t...
by ProPower engines
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Nitrided cams
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Nitrided cams

How many of you guys seem nitrided cams out of the box with as much as a .006-.008 bend in the center?? New with no shipping damage evident to the box? I have a customer that swears by this process and likes to order his parts himself based on many aspects of a build but he keeps getting the C brand...
by ProPower engines
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: BHJ Lifter-Tru & Bor-Tru SBC, BBC, SBF
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: BHJ Lifter-Tru & Bor-Tru SBC, BBC, SBF

He has not been here for over a year. He has an email contact listed in profile.
by ProPower engines
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Winona floating head fixture
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Winona floating head fixture

Recently I seen a roll over cradle like that go for $500 I wanted it for a mill project but missed it by a couple hours.
It was in PA some where #-o
by ProPower engines
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Stroke a 396?
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: Stroke a 396?

Can I put a stroker crank in it reasonably? :shock: The net is full of stroker kits for BBC engines. The issue is the 4.125 bore size may be a problem as most kits are designed around a 4.250 or larger bore size. Its not impossible the piston size may be the stumbling block with the econo kits out ...
by ProPower engines
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Valve spring compressor, air powered
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Valve spring compressor, air powered

cv67 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Sbc/BBC no more than 250 lbs tops
Reasonable/fair condition please thanks .In SoCal
Brand/Model of compressor? Spring jaws size limits?
Thanks
by ProPower engines
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Question about piston ring sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Question about piston ring sizes

I’m building a 4.6 Ford that’s .020 over. The new pistons are 3.572, I was looking for rings and some are made 3.571 and some are 3.572. Why the .001 difference and is there really a difference? Would the 3.571 be less drag instead of the 3.572? Or is this just a difference in branding and marketin...
by ProPower engines
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Weld or putty
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Weld or putty

In an exhaust port you have carbon contamination in the substrate that needs to be removed before welding. If the head is thin there it will require the guide to be removed before welding prep is done but if you can get to the water jacket side there is several epoxies that will do the job as long a...
by ProPower engines
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Shop Equipment - For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sunnen Dial Bore gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Sunnen Dial Bore gauge

If you call sunnen directly they are very inexpensive about $190.00 for a complete replacement dial indicator with 1/10th incremental reading. They had the dial indicators in stock shipped same day. Face colour will differ from your original bore gauge colour as the back face is white not the older ...
by ProPower engines
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram

Looking for info on this intake SBC 377 Vortec Mercruiser tunnel ram. Anybody out their use one of these intakes? I'm looking for one cheap. Gonna try one on a low budget 400 build. This is a two-piece intake. The picture below is just the bottom. I would like to buy just the bottom if possible. ht...
by ProPower engines
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: rebuild crower sbc lifters
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: rebuild crower sbc lifters

have the severe duty non hippo sbc. Less than 100 mi suspect I have 1 or more going bad Do they do this service, how much? Just had four sets of needle bearing rebuilt with bushings, cost $428/set. I am WD so it may be more if you are not a dealer? It's definitely cheaper to rebuild with needle bea...
by ProPower engines
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Have you ever welded or bonded a sump to fuel tank?
Replies: 28
Views: 726

Re: Have you ever welded or bonded a sump to fuel tank?

Back in the day we used to use a brushless motor vacuum after draining and flushing any raw fuel from the tank. Now this can't be done with any vacuum only a brushless motor as fumes will light if conditions are right not every time but it will at some point. The use of grade C nitrogen to blow dry ...